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Sky News Arabia Selects Net Insight for Global News Bureau Network

Looking to power high-quality live media contribution over the Internet, Sky News Arabia, an Arabic news and current affairs channel, has installed a Nimbra VA series Internet transcoding solution from Net Insight to connect its various news bureaus globally.

“By selecting Net Insight we are improving the availability and quality of our global bureau production," said Suresh Kumar, CTO at Sky News Arabia. "One of of our reasons for choosing Net Insight's solution is a flexible and dynamic tool to interconnect our wide spread international sites.”

Sky News Arabia is building a new global content contribution platform that will connect 10 global news bureaus with its main hub in Abu Dhabi, UAE using Net Insight’s Nimbra VA series with MPEG-4 encoding. The Arabic news and current affairs channel broadcaster will also use Net Insight's service-centric network management system, Nimbra Vision for monitoring of of the network, service health and performance.

Net Insight said that live transport of broadcast quality video over the Internet has long been considered impossible. And while the Internet was never designed to handle the demands of broadcast services, new solutions have emerged that bridges the gap between the best-effort nature of the Internet and the high reliability and quality requirements of high quality broadcasting.

Now broadcasters have the ability to enjoy the same benefits offered by the Internet, such as vast reach and cost-effective price models, as the consumer market has done for years. The Nimbra VA enables broadcasters to use Internet grade transport while maintaining the same strict broadcast quality standards they have become accustomed to.

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